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in ukraine. stand by. expected here shortly from the secretary of state, john kerry. in the meantime, newsroom with brianna keilar starts now. >> i'm brianna keilar with baldwin. we just learned that secretary of state john kerry will speak assignment this hour. this is after the meeting with the russian foreign minster. when he starts, we will bring you that live. united nations envoy agreed to lead the region after being threatened by a group of armed men who wanted him in a car. this as a solution to deescalate the growing tension may be happening right now in paris where john kerry just met with russian foreign minster and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine.
lead -- america's top diplomat, john kerry, meeting with his russian counterpart for the first time face to face since russian boots hit the ground in ukrainian territory. one way or another, this could be a turning point in the international standoff over ukraine. >>> the olympics lead -- stop me if this sounds familiar, the white house condemns the russians after they invade a sovereign nation. not ukraine. georgia back in 2008. is president obama's response that different from george w. bush's at that point p. >>> also politics, argue about an issue long enough and sooner or later someone brings up the nazis. hillary clinton comparing putin to adolf hitler. did he go too far? good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. the word lead, for days now every time that red phone rang the russians have seemingly been checking their caller i.d. and saying it's the americans again, let it go to voice mail. literally, lots of unreturned phone calls between u.s. and russian dips. that changed a short time ago with the highest level diplomatic talks we've witnessed since the crisis began. secr
you so much. president obama and secretary of state john kerry were on the same talking points earlier today on whether russia's actions in the ukraine were a sign of strength. >> there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. >> i actually think that this is not been a sign of strength but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. >> but is this new talking point more about defending the white house for being accused of we weakness in previous foreign policy decisions? joining me is senator corker. later in the show we'll have on his democratic counterpart. senator corker, thank you for being here. i first want to get your reaction to this news that russia has test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. this was planned before the crisis in ukraine but putin could have canceled the test as a sign of good faith. what do you make of all of this? >> good to be with you, jake. i don't read a lot into it, to be candid. actually, i could have -- him calling it off might have been a sign of something else. so,
of state john kerry. welcome back to "meet the press." >> glad to be with you. thank you. >> for the past ten days, the administration officials and the president himself have basically said to russia don't do this or else. here just friday, the president laying it out when he spoke to vladimir putin. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military interventioning in ukraine. >> now, you've called this an invasion. so what are the costs? >> well, we're now discussing all of the options. this is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. it's really 19th century behavior in the 21st century and there's no way to start with that if russia persists in this, that the g-8 countries are going to assemble in sochi. that's a starter. but there's much more than that. russia has major investment and trade needs and desires. i think there's a unified view by all of the foreign ministers i talked with yesterday, all of the g-8 and more that they're simply going to isolate russia, they're not going
minister lav love and the ukrainian foreign, they've been trying to get together all day kerry met with lavrov. then they sat down together. you had that call between angela merkel in which she's pitching this german/french plan that has some elements that the russians would like. tomorrow secretary kerry will go to rome and meet with foreign minister lavrov again. you have a seedling, if you will, of a diplomatic process. and everyone wants to de-escalate the situation. but i will say, wolf, the state department just sent out a fax sheet and it's called president putin's fiction. ten false claims about ukraine. i don't know how that will go down as de-escalation when secretary kerry meets tomorrow in rome. elise labott. >>> the house investigation into the irs targeting of conservative groups hit a wall today when former irs manager althou refused to testify before the committee. >> my counsel has advised me that i've not waived my constitutional rights under the fifth amendment and on his advice i'll decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing. >> darrell
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
pensula, which is part of the ukraine? secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion and ukraine has mobilized its army now. it is our top issue this morning. president obama spoking with president putin of russia on saturday after warning there will be costs should russia intervene. i'm joined this morning by the secretary of state john kerry, and exclusively by republican senator marco rubio of florida, a key voice on the senate foreign relations committee. also, a big moment in politics. the culture wars in america as arizona's governor vetoes a controversial bill that opponents labeled as anti-gay. how do we as a country reconcile concerns over religious freedom and civil liberties? we will analyze how this could play out in this midterm election year. >>> plus no end in sight to california's an devastating drought. i will ask jerry brown about the effects. we want to begin with ukraine. the latest on the dramatic events in this crisis from nbc's bill neely in simferopol, the capital of the crimea. there's a real fear now that russia may try to annex the crimea. what's the latest
's bill neely in crimea and mike mcfall, as secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev tonight. >> the fact is he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose and russian people are going to lose, he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza. not going to have a sochi g8 and may not remain in the g-8 if this continues. >> snow more. 17 days until spring as another winter storm slams the east coast after icing over the midwest and south. we'll have the latest as we dig ourselves out right here in d.c. >> the problems will linger on the roads but should we taper off in the early afternoon in terms of the snow, that will give road crews a big head start on what is going to be a deep freeze tonight. near record setting lows here in washington, d.c. >> and the oscar goes to -- between the all-star selfies and pizza break, it belonged on lifetime performances on films that captured the human spirit. >> when i look down at the golden statue, may it remind me and every little child, no matter where you're from, yo
ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this today. he's been briefed by his security team. as you mentioned, later on he'll take calls with allies. the uk, poland and lithuania. earlier today, secretary of state john kerry making the rounds doing interviews and
was fired. secretary of state john kerry is expected to touchdown in kiev. is he just going to try to show support for ukraine's fledgling government. let's pick up the story there. we are live at that air base in crimea where you saw the altercation. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, what we understand from the commander of this base, which is a military base north of sa vast pole, he received an ultimatum that by noon, this base must surrender to russian forces. clearly, the situation here is quite tense. now, right behind me, there are cr ukraiyoukrainian soldiers, some arms at the ready. some of their wives and relatives have come bringing food and refreshment for them. the wives as well saying they are here to stay despite the empation of an ultimate -- implementation of an ultimatum. >> two very different narratives being told here. but there on the ground where ben is, you have crew yan january families saying they feel they are under siege by the russians. president obama is holding high-level cabinet talks at the white house. this happened last night. the plan moving forward i
they're even russian. a lot of moving part this is morning as secretary kerry arrives in ukraine. >>> what we can learn about the entire 2014 campaign and how one candidate is working on 50 years of family history on the ballot. >>> and more developing news this morning. the president's outside political operation making changes in the wake of an exclusive nbc news report on their fund-raising operation. we'll have more on what organizing for action chief jim messina has now told his team. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, march 4th, 2014. this is "the daily rundown." >>> first reads of the morning, russian president vladimir putin went before the media this morning to defend his country's actions in the wake of the ukrainian revolution, arguing that it amounted to a coup that demanded a russian response. he he told reporters he would use force in ukraine only as a last resort, he claimed. but he said he reserves the right to do so. putin also said further military action would be justified because the ousted president, victor yanukovych has requested it. he said an
kerry set to meet in paris just hours from now. they are meeting there for talks to try to end the crisis. putin is talking of expanding his military operation in crimea. the russian president says there are no russian soldiers in ukraine. he insists they are just local self defense forces. >> russian forces have seized part of a ukrainian missle defense unit. they are trying to find a solution. we have reporters on the ground in ukraine, russia, and washington this morning covering all the angles. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent. what are you hearing from the white house this morning? >> reporter: nothing this early at this point. today john kerry is going to meet with his counter part, the russian foreign minister. leaders there are expressing concern at not seeing russia at this point at the table to talk about this situation. that talk between secretary kerry and the foreign minister, as far as we know at this point, is expected to go forward in a matter of hours. everyone is hoping that that does continue. but the views between the u.s. and russia have sharp
. >> and we have the draghi press conference. and john kerry meeting with lab rock in paris this morning. let me give you a shot of the ruble. here's what putin is worried about. a week in russian ruble. here is the panic. then we rollover. we really have not come in all that much. that is an elegant chart. by no means technically are we long ruble, strong ruble. the good news in the last 24 hours. we have look at the newspapers this morning and the webpages. here's the front page. >> we did not have to look far. ukraine and the crisis there. john kerry in paris meeting with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov who said yesterday the threat of sanctions will not change the russian position. there are reports the white house will impose economic sanctions on russia sometime this week. >> we will go to paris in a bit. the former managing director of the i'm at said yesterday, his idea of a sequence. i thought he revis eyes this is a process, a sequence. it is no surprise on neutral territory in paris is where the meeting is. rocks and russia says ukraine owes gazprom $2 billion. >> they have
of state john kerry will travel to ukraine this week. as the u.s. looks to try and pressure russia to end its military incursion. i'm jamie colby in for harris faulkner tonight. the state department releasing a statement a short time ago saying the secretary will reaffirm the united states's strong support for ukrainian sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and the right of ukrainians to determine their own future. the world remains on edge, though, this hour as russia defies repeated calls from president obama, the united nations, nato, and all the other world powers that are asking for ukraine's sovereignty to be respected. but president vladimir putin vows to defend what he's calling russian interests inside ukraine and yesterday he got formal approval from his own government for military action. so tonight, there's an intense standoff unfolding as ukrainian troops are trapped. there are pro-russian forces surrounding bases in three ukrainian cities, all in the contested crimea region. armed, unidentified troops that are likely to be russian soldiers are standing just feet a
ukrainian border. blood may be spilled as secretary of state john kerry heads to the region. has the u.s. been outplayed by putin again? >> also breaking, thousands of flights cancelled today as yet another winter storm tears through the east. but the forecast is changing rapidly. who's getting hit now and who is being spared? >>> historic win, we are live from hollywood the morning after "12 years a slave" backs the first movie by a black director to take the top prize and host ellen degeneres literally broke twitter. >> your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day" this monday, march 3rd, 6:00 in the east. ukraine officials say they're on the brink of war with russia. just this morning there was an assault at a weapons depot in crimea where armed men attacked a military base. we are going to try to understand it as it comes in. officially thousands of russian troops have ousted ukrainian forces and taken complete control of crimea. ukraine is in yellow, crimea in red. crimea is so key to russia. just ten miles separate russia from crimea, but there's a lot o
john kerry called this a stunning act of aggression. michelle kosinski live at the white house, phil black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe even sanctions together but also to work together and how these nations might support ukraine. deb. >> s
rise between russia and ukrainian troops in crimea. >>> secretary of state john kerry visits the place were demonstrators were gunned down in kiev offering moral support and economic help. >>> vladimir putin denies military intervention and a former secretary of state is calling him, quote, delusional. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." russian forces are tightening their hold on the strategic crimean peninsula and there's a verbal battle escalating between the united states and russia. it's a critical moment. here are the latest development. secretary of state john kerry visits ukraine's capital and offers encouragement and a billion dollar u.s. loan guarantee while accusing russia of inventing reasons for its military intervention. president obama says the u.s. and its allies strongly believe russia has violated international law and says russia has not fooled anybody. as russia is digging ins it heels, has the right to take all measures there. cnn's barbara starr is standing by at the pentagon and ander
a the president. kerry med with sergey lavrov. afterwards, he spoke of hope for de-escalation of tension. >> russia made a choice. and we have clearly stated that we believe it is the wrong choice, that is the choice to move troops into crimea. russia can now choose to de-escalate this situation. and we are committed to working with russia. and together with our friends and allies in an effort to provide a way for this entire situation to find the road to de-escalation. the united states is ready to work with all parties to make that happen and to make it happen as soon as possible. >> russian president vladimir putin has also spoken to angela merkel today. if diplomacy fails, the u.s. and its allies could put in sanctions against russia in a matter of days. howard fineman and michael mcfall. he's now a fellow at the hoover institution and an msnbc analyst. mr. ambassador, it's great to have you. give us your sense of the limits of this crisis. is there a sense in your mind right now based on your experience that vladimir putin has pushed as far as he's going to go or you think he might
. >>> secretary of state john kerry finishing up a meeting with his russian counterpart in an attempt to defuse the ukranian crisis. there is source questions about america's intelligence capabilities and why russia's moves seem to catch the united states by surprise. senator, thank you for taking a few moments. the pentagon analyst said no troop movements in the next 24 hours, that was wrong. cia wa circumspect and said there are sign was intervention. with all of our eyes in the sky how can we miss large troph movements? >> it is surprising and the thing about this, why is it so shocking to the administration. after the olympics, i said watch the behavior of the russians. look what happened with georgia, they have a naval base there that is important to them in crimea and for us to think that they weren't going to try to interfere denies history and a naive view of this. and also the intelligence community didn't report basic troph movements is trounling. >> you are on record that obama administration reset but the russia is a failure. >> the russians here are invading ukraine and providing
-western ukrainian government. mr. kerry is in town as well. and officials traveling with mr. kerry said the administration will work with congress to give a billion dollars in loan guarantees plus offer technical assistance, assistance making sure that the election coming up on may 25th meets with international standards, plus help in combatting all kinds of issues including crumbation. plus the imf talks are still ongoing and perhaps early hopes for imf money in ukraine may be dashed. it could last a little bit longer. goes, i'll hand it back to you. >> busy day for you, steve, we'll come back to you later on. >>> want to look at the markets in light of the situation in ukraine and looking ahead to jobs friday. and chad, good to see you today. >> good to see you as well. >> obviously you can't take your eye off of that boiling pot as the secretary of state, of course, lands there. but does this give us more room to think about jobs on friday? >> yeah. absolutely indeed. this was basically a -- the ukrainian crisis is a thunderstorm that just rolled through the markets but we do believe
kerry will arrive in ukraine. he will take a tough stance on the russian invasion perhaps? or can we expect more of this? >> folks, sarah palin said she could see russia from alaska. mitt, mitt romney talks like he's only seen russia by watching "rocky 4." all the latest on what's happened overnight coming right to you in minutes. >> he's funny. meanwhile will she or won't she? lois lerner and her attorney can't seem to get the story straight. this morning new details and an e-mail chain you probably haven't seen regarding the i.r.s. targeting scandal. >> a giant american flag found torn, tattered and thrown to the side like a piece of trash, but what one woman did will make you proud to be an american if you're not already. mornings are better with friends. watch this. >> you're watching "fox & friends," the number-one morning cable news show in america. [playing taps] >> i wonder if they can see us in russia? >> sure. >> well let's give you an update on what's going on in russia. vladimir putin had a press conference and said he hasn't done anything wrong. he said there's been an u
is weighing their options to tighten their grip on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> it hands on his desk at a time when his biggest negative is he's
this off ramp. >> this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrived. >> kerry's arrival coin sides with a proposed pact -- >> will europe go along with the united states to make it truly effective? >> there's not a clear black and white. >> that's because europe and the u.s. aren't entirely on the same page. >> merkel basically questioned putin's state of mind. >> he is living in a different world and the europeans understand that. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. >> in a press conference today, vladimir putin said i am certain that the ukrainian military and the russian military will not be facing each other. they will be on the same side in a fight. but hours before he said that, russian troops outside a ukrainian base fired warning shots at unarmed ukrainian soldiers who were marching towards them. according to vladimir putin, those were not russian troops, but, as he put it, quote, local defense units. putin continued to deny that russian troops have invaded ukraine. putin had this to say about what he called the united states med
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
with senator john kerry visiting this very spot, this very ground to pay respects to those that died here and crimea where we have correspondents and we'll get to all of that in the hour ahead. but i first want to set the keen here in the square. give you a sense of where we are. right now, we are on the edge of the independence square, one of the several roads that actually leads to the square. this is the first checkpoint, the first block aid that's still in effect. as we mentioned last night, protesters are still camping out here. you can see about a half dozen of them right here huddled before a fire trying to stay warm against the cold night air. it is about 3:00 a.m. here on wednesday morning. they are here because they refuse to leave until they say they see changes in the new interim government here in ukraine. the old president fled. you know that. he's now in russia. there's a new government here in power but until the protesters see the changes that they bled for and died for, they say they're going to stay here to continue to put pressure on and all the barricades are up. you
of state john kerry touches down in kiev later today. >>> negotiations with the imf are under way as ukraine seeks to shore up its finances. ukraine's prime ministers are in a dire state. >> we need to quickly design and implement the austerity program. >>> in corporate new, glencore xstrata beats forecasts. >>> and president obama focuses his attention back on domestic issues as he prepares to unveil his fiscal 2016 budget plan today at 11:30 eastern. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> welcome to "worldwide exchange." a very different picture behind me compared with the start of the show in yesterday's session. 9/1 greens to red these morning taking the stoxx europe 600 up 1 is.2%. as you can see, the picture very volatile this morning. what we have heard is that russian troops have been removed from the border. exercises that they were completing on the western boundary of russia, being seen by the markets as a concession, as lowering sentiment and danger surrounding the situation in crimea at the moment. as
the fires and fighting that erupted in independence square. today the secretary of state, john kerry, toured the square where more than 80 people died in those protests. he pledged $1 billion in aid to ukraine and, again, called for russia's president, vladimir putin, to stand down in the crimea. that's a peninsula 400 miles from where we are now. a critical area for shipping right on the black sea. in addition, russia has a huge navy base there and it is russia's only port that doesn't freeze in the winnerter. as much as western ukraine tries to align withure open and the rest of the west, it is clear president putin does not want to give up russia's grip on this region. president putin's troops surrounded military base, blocked ships and raided government buildings. that happened in the early going. they essentially took complete control of the region, all with no bloodshed. as the stand-off drags on tonight, we are seeing signs that the tension is, indeed, building. as i mentioned, fox news confirmed minutes ago russia did test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. defense
, everyone i'm martha mccallum in for megyn kelly on the kelly file. u.s. secretary of state john kerry now in the ukraine, arriving just hours before russia test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile like the one you see here. the pentagon saying it was nothing out of the ordinary, they were expecting some sort of test around now. but nuclear weapons treaties say this is serious enough you would have to warrant world it is coming. then on the grounds in the ukraine, moments that threatened to ignite a spark. camera crews caught this tense confrontation that played out earlier today. dozens of unarmed ukrainian soldiers marching on an air base now under russian control. armed russian troops met them head on, and opened fire with some warning shots. >> tense moments in history that can just explode. if the wrong shot is fired and something happens in this case, though, today, eventually after the stand-off, the ukrainians turned back, but this crisis continues with the american and russian leaders issuing dualing statements throughout the day today. president obama claiming to offer pr
if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a takeover of crimea. >> we are not going to go to wor with ukraine, but you crepe has the army. i want you to understand clearly. if we do this, it will only be to protect local people. >> now, russia plans to me
threatened and blockaded by a group of armed militia men, forced to leave crimea. secretary of state kerry meets with counterpars from ukraine and russia and says all involved will try to resolve the crisis through dialogue. >>> and what is vladimir putin really thinking? i'll speak with someone who got to know him. president obama's former national security adviser tom donlon will join me live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a united nations diplomat threatened by armed men and jeered by a pro-russia crowd as tengs rise in ukraine. here are the latest developments. a u.s. special envoy was threatened and blockaded by armed militiamen, forced to take refuge in a cafe and ultimately forced to give up his mission and leave crimea. secretary of state john kerry meets in paris with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov who says all parties agree to hold intense talks to try to overcome the crisis. defense secretary hagel takes heat up on capitol hill but says the u.s. is suspending military exercises with russia and will step up training with poland's military. we
with the president's security team meeting then. but today secretary of state john kerry has been making the rounds and making strong statements. yesterday he called russia's actions an invasion, an occupation. today an incredible brazen act of aggression, saying that this is not the behavior of a g-8 country, that if it persists other countries could pull out of the g-8 in russia. already we've seen the u.s., canada, and now great britain pull out of those preliminary meetings. and he said that, you know, some lawmakers have called for even stronger response, i mean, saying why not immediate resorting to sanctions or something that is stronger than what has been presented already. well, today kerry said absolutely, that is a possibility, that nothing is off the table, and we could well see something like visa bans and asset freezes imposed against russia in the near future. candy? >> and the secretary also predicted that ukrainians are not going to sit around and take this invasion without doing something. >> reporter: right. i think he said in his word, they know how to fight. some people said wh
sanctions enough to make russia reverse course? secretary kerry heads to ukraine later today. back at home, it may actually be chillier inside than outside. when president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meet today. we have new details from the reporter who sat down with the president to preview the meeting of the upcoming mideast peace talks. >>> plus, whether you're talking presidents, governors, or gazillionaire gad flies, week two of the tdr 50 is ready to roll. >>> good morning from a wild and winltry washington. as you can see behind me, it's monday, march 3rd, 2014. the government is closed today. we'll get to the first reads in a moment. let's get the latest on the winter storm system impacting more than 130 million people and has shut down the federal government yet again. new jersey just joined three other states and the district of columbia to declare a state of emergency. the storm system has iced roads and dropped temperatures across the ohio valley as well as into kentucky. nasa tweeted this image showing just how vast this storm system is. and right now,
of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister meet in france, but russia is still not planning to pull out of the crimea. however, washington prepares a series of tough sanctions on moscow, the europeans have suddenly stiffened their spines. vladimir putin may be pushed into a corner that he doesn't like. we are going to have the latest on all of that. >>> plus another day, another major obamacare delay, just unilaterally declared by team obama. now the administration will allow insurance companies to sell those canceled, quote, substandard insurance plans for another two years. that makes three. those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report", beginning right now. >>> secretary of state john kerry meets with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov, but so far lavrov is unling to meet with the new ukrainian foreign minister. john harwood has more. >> good evening, larry. the u.s. positioned some planes, a u.n. envoy was harassed in crimea. there was a pledge for an aid package to go with $1 billion from the united states that's under discussion. john kerry met with
precarious. secretary kerry said it bluntly this is a brazen act of aggression of russia. the u.s. just doesn't know whether putin is moving toward a confrontation across ukraine that would challenge the new government in kiev or whether this is really going to be limited more to the areas most strategic to russia in the crimea where the russian fleet is based. as one person said it to me last night, we are really playing this by ear. secretary kerry had strong words about the diplomatic and economic consequences that russia will pay for this action but it's obvious in every statement that's made that the u.s. does not seek, does not want a military challenge to this action. i was told that not a ship is moving in the mediterranean, not have been put on maneuvers that might be seen as provocative. for much the response is diplomatic and perhaps sanctions and economic. >> david, now we understand that americans now understand seemingly that putin does not care what we think, does not care about the language that secretary kerry used yesterday on american television, is it now sort of a counund
the accident scene despite a shredded tire. she was found collapsed over the steering wheel of her car. kerry kennedy, the daughter of the late senator robert f kennedy and ex-wife of andrew cuomo. now to this one. genetically modifying children. the pursuit of this perfect baby. it has been one of the far off notions, but right now the fda is considering this new technique that could pave the way for designer babies. by using the dna, not just two parents here, this is three parents saying they can eliminate disease as a newborn. it replaces defective cells with healthy cells before fertilization. this procedure is called three-parent ivf. if there is a problem with what's called the mitochondrial dna, doctors take out the egg's n nucleus and moves it to a donor egg. this is an egg that is a much healthier mitochondrial dna. the enhanced egg free of problematic dna can be fertilized by the father's sperm. are you with me? the embryo would be implanted back into the mother. let's talk about why maybe people should be frightened and maybe people should be excited. president of the council for
to eric holder. thanks, pete. >>> secretary kerry has called his russian counterpart lavrov, russia scrambled jets along the border and gunman seized buildings in crimea, the site of the russian naval base. for the latest i'm joined by chief foreign correspondent richard engel. this is alarming to say the least. we don't know what russia's intentions are, is this diplomacy or something real? >> reporter: i'm still shocked secretary kerry used the rocky reference in his interview with you. once i've gotten past that there have been incredible developments here over the past few -- last 24 hours or so. right now they seem to be calming down slightly, better than they were this morning. what happened overnight and early today, several gunmen, maybe 30 to 50 heavily armed, some with anti-tank weapons and sniper rifles took over the parliament in crimea. they hoisted the flag and have been barricading themselves in there all day. the speaker of the crimean parliament wants to hold a referendum that would decide crimea's fate. many of ethnic russians and want to join up with russia. there
in kiev. so we're awaiting the president. his advisers, secretary of state kerry, national security adviser susan rice, have said that -- have warned russia against intervention in the affairs of ukraine, but there's been no indication how the u.s. might respond to it. >> can you give us a sense of this resurfacing of viktor yanukovych, who surfaced. where did he surface and give us an idea of what the surroundings were around that? >> well, he resurfaced in moscow, eric. said he was still the legal leader, if you will, of ukraine, though that is definitely not the white house belief. he said that he had fled out of fear for his own safety and that of his family, and gave no indication he was prepared to abdicate, though officials here say he has done precisely that by leaving the country at a time of crisis. they say ukraine's parliament acted lawfully in electing a transition government. it's that government the u.s. is working with along with nato and the monetary fund to provide ukraine the money it needs to get through this period. and as far as the folks here are concerned, he
. thank you very much. secretary john kerry is over in ukraine. president obama says he won't go to the g 8 and he spoke spoke to angela merkel. lots is going on in this story. but awful lot is going on in the ground there. thank you. >> there is no question this showdown with russia is dangerous. john mccain believes the the war is over but putin does not. senator mccain joins us. good evening, sir. >> thank you. i believe it because president obama r. president obama said 20 years ago the cold war ended. he said to medvedev tell val valentine's vladimir putin when i'm elected i will be more flexible. we are paying a very very heavy price for it. >> what do you think president putin is thinking tonight and what do you think that president obama is thinking tonight? >> i think that vladimir is thinking i got what i wanted crimea. by the way russia signed a treaty in 1994 guaranteeing crimea's territorial integrity as part of ukraine. but he is feeling good. he now is deciding how much of eastern ukraine he is going to cause problems in that really is something that we can't be really sure
to let her go without taking this to the very end of the legal system. kerrie, we will continue to follow your story and that of your 6-year-old granddaughter and wish you the best, as well as that child. thank you. >> thank you. >>> up next, bill clinton and alison grimes follow what appear to be the democratic playbook for the 2014 midterms. bffs, nbc's mark murray is up next. ♪boots and pants and boots and pants♪ ♪and boots and pants and boots and pants♪ ♪and boots and pants... voice-enabled bill pay. just a tap away on the geico app. ♪ huh, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. yup, everybody knows that. well, did you know that some owls aren't that wise. don't forget about i'm having brunch with meagan tomorrow. who? seriously, you met her like three times. who? geico. a 401(k) is the most sound way to go. let's talk asset allocation. sure. you seem knowledgeable, professional. i'm actually a dj. [ dance music plays ] woman: [laughs] no way! that really is you? if they're not a cfp pro, you just don't know. cfp -- work with the highest standard. ♪ make
. michelle? >> reporter: john kerry issuing a warning to russia a few hours ago, saying to them stay out of ukraine. there are militias everywhere. ukraine is now accusing the russians of an invasion. more "power lunch" in two minutes. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have
. >>> kerry kennedy, the daughter of sen. robert kennedy, found not guilty of driving while impaired. we'll look at why the jury made this decision in just a moment. the e-mail rejection shaking up a generation. are mel inales entitled or inappropriate? we'll discuss. what did paula dean mean when she compared herself to that black football player who recently came out? is this the best path to image rehab? >>> hello, everybody. i'm john berman. it is 11:00 here in new york. >> reporter: i'm michaela pereira. it is 8:00 a.m. out here in l.a. i am here for the oscars. at this hour, the area is bracing, bracing for torrential rain that could lead to dangerous mudslides. it has prompted an evacuation order for about 1,000 homes in southern california. if you can see the conditions on the road live from that camera, it is bad on the roads. you have to take your time. we know the state desperately needs rain. they are in a drought. they are saying this is about the worst drought this area has seen in modern history. the ground is so dry, some areas getting hit so much, pounded by as much as s
strong words as well from u.s. secretary of state john kerry. he's calling it an invasion, quote, it is an incredible act of aggression, really a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine, russia is in violation of its international obligations, russia is in violation, kerry says, of its obligations under the u.n. charity, helsinki act, in violation as well of its obligations under the budapest agreement. he goes on to say, secretary kerry, you don't behave in a 19th century fashion by, again he uses this word, invading another country on completely trumped up pretexts. nato ambassadors are expected to hold an urgent meeting today on the situation in ukraine. our own erin mclaughlin is live. you have u.s. officials, secretary kerry calling this an invasion. what exactly are nato officials considering there? >> hi, jim. earlier today the nato secretary general gave a brief statement to the media in which he called on russia to deescalate tensions. take a listen to what he had to say. >> what russia is
condemning moscow. secretary of state john kerry heading to kiev to show u.s. support for ukraine's new leaders, calling russia's actions a stunning and willful invasion. we need to bring in diana magness live in ukraine for us this morning. get us up to speed. what is happening at this hour? >> reporter: hi, christine. well, there are several military bases in crimea which are surrounded by troops. also, we're hearing from ukrainian authorities that several border posts overnight were attacked by these same military troops. they are wearing, though, insignia. again, russia has not acknowledged that these troops are theirs. on the streets of simferopol, where i am now, it is very calm. it doesn't feel as though there is an invasion or occupation as such. there are troops, though, darted around various locations, for example in front of the main regional and administration building. what you set a sense from here on the ground is that this is more of a war of information. so, there are people who are watching russian tv who believe one story, who believe that ultra nationalists are en ro
on a news conference from paris. secretary of state john kerry and the possibility of a diplomatic solution in ukraine all coming up. we'll have the latest as those things develop. >>> we start with the fireworks over the potomac this morning. one of the gop's favorite attacks on the white house. no, i'm not talking about today's 50th vote to dund or repeal bicycle -- defund or repeal obamacare. happy birthday anyway, gop, your hatred of obamacare doesn't look a day over 49. no, i'm talking about the high drama of at all things a house government overnight sight hearing. the committee that has spent -- oversight hearing. committee that has spent your tax dollars and resources investigating the irs and its oversight for politically active nonprofit. committee chair isa is again led the attack as republicans try to find any proof that officials at the agency were directed to conduct audits of conservative groups that spent money in the last two elections. the republican conspiracy theory is that the audits were politically motivated, and they insinuate that they may have been directed by the
to protect its tests. today on "meet the press," secretary of state john kerry cave his take on putin's actions. >> there are plenty of ways to protect russian speaking people in crimea and other parts of ukraine. but they're really sort of a hidden pretext here, possibly trying to annex crimea. >> meanwhile, protesters in ukraine stormed an administration building and kharkiv. what's it like on the ground here today or this evening? >> reporter: hello. in ukraine, you may be able to make out behind me, in the square surrounds by protesters. these protesters are defending lenin, they say. there are flowers. there are photographs. but the photographs here are of riot policemen during the violence in kiev a few days ago. now, yesterday, there were clashes between pro-european protesters here what's left 100 people injured. and occupied the city here and hoisted the russian flag. today, they have riot police outside of it. the next target will be the big industrial city in the midst of the country. and quite pro-russia. the feel is there are is general chaos here and the tensions that ju
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